Atlanta Falcons News and Rumors

  • Falcons' goal is potent combo of Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman

    Falcons' goal is potent combo of Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman

    ESPN.com Updated 3 hours ago
    Falcons' goal is potent combo of Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman
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  • Free-agent O'Brien Schofield could return to Falcons

    Free-agent O'Brien Schofield could return to Falcons

    Free-agent O'Brien Schofield could return to Falcons
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  • Colts sign Chase Coffman

    Colts sign Chase Coffman

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Colts signed tight end Chase Coffman on Tuesday. Coffman has played in 37 career regular-season games and three playoff games. Originally drafted by the Bengals in 2009, he’s also spent time with the Falcons, Titans and Seahawks. Undrafted rookie co…
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  • Falcons G.M. says Devin Hester passed physical, release was “fo…

    Falcons G.M. says Devin Hester passed physical, release was “football decision”

    The Falcons cut the most prolific return man in NFL history Tuesday, but it wasn’t because he was having a hard time staying on the field. According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said…
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  • Falcons rookie Devin Fuller feeling 100 percent for training ca…

    Falcons rookie Devin Fuller feeling 100 percent for training camp

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Falcons rookie Devin Fuller feeling 100 percent for training camp
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  • Raheem Morris learning on the fly as he coaches offense for fir…

    Raheem Morris learning on the fly as he coaches offense for first time

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Raheem Morris had to take a step back to being an assistant after an ill-fated stint as the Buccaneers head coach. Now with the Falcons, he’s had to step to the other side of the ball. After a year working with the defensive backs (his area of expertise…
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  • Will five rookies crack starting lineup for Falcons at camp?

    Will five rookies crack starting lineup for Falcons at camp?

    ESPN.com Jul 20
    Will five rookies crack starting lineup for Falcons at camp?
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  • Falcons waive James Stone with injury settlement

    Falcons waive James Stone with injury settlement

    The Falcons dropped a player from their roster on Tuesday, leaving them at 88 players heading into training camp. The team announced that they have waived center James Stone with an injury settlement. Stone tore his ACL last December and the timing of t…
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  • Marion Campbell, Coach of N.F.L.’s Eagles and Falcons, Dies at …

    Marion Campbell, Coach of N.F.L.’s Eagles and Falcons, Dies at 87

    Before his coaching career, Campbell was a two-way player for the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • Warrick Dunn pleads for peace in Baton Rouge, having lived this…

    Warrick Dunn pleads for peace in Baton Rouge, having lived this tragedy before

    Most Americans can look at yesterday’s killing of police officers in Baton Rouge and feel a combination of shock, sadness or anger. But for former NFL running back and current Falcons minority owner Warrick Dunn, the news brings a different kind of emot…
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  • Keanu Neal working out with Kam Chancellor ahead of Falcons cam…

    Keanu Neal working out with Kam Chancellor ahead of Falcons camp

    When the Falcons made safety Keanu Neal their first-round pick in April, some people noted the outsize role that safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor played when Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator of the Seahawks. The Seahawks…
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  • Falcons Looking to Lighten the Workload of RB Freeman in 2016

    Falcons Looking to Lighten the Workload of RB Freeman in 2016

    Widely respected Falcons running backs coach Bobby Turner hopes to decrease Devonta Freeman’s carries in 2016, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. “It’s about growth,” Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Free had…
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  • What if the Falcons Logo Went Pokémon Style?

    What if the Falcons Logo Went Pokémon Style?

    Ever wonder what would happen if the NFL went Pokémon style with their logos? Well, with the new sensation Pokémon Go hitting the market, Daily Snark put out all the NFL teams if their logos were done in the style of Pokémon – with the Falcons instead o…
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  • Falcons want Devonta Freeman to carry it less often this year

    Falcons want Devonta Freeman to carry it less often this year

    Few players did more for the Falcons last year than Devonta Freeman. But they’re hoping to make him do less this year. Falcons running backs coach Bobby Turner told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the goal was to keep Freeman fr…
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  • Dan Quinn wants fans to help Falcons put pressure on offenses

    Dan Quinn wants fans to help Falcons put pressure on offenses

    Between Vic Beasley’s move to linebacker, the signing of free agents Derrick Shelby and Courtney Upshaw and drafting safety Keanu Neal in the first round, the Falcons haven’t left much doubt about their hopes of putting more teeth into their defense thi…
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  • Unemployed Roddy White still grousing about the Falcons

    Unemployed Roddy White still grousing about the Falcons

    Receiver Roddy White is still looking for a job. But he’s still talking about his last job, and that probably won’t help him land his next job. Appearing on WZGC-FM in Atlanta’s Dukes & Bell and given a chance to tell his side (again) as to what hap…
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  • Matt Ryan tiptoes around Tom Brady case

    Matt Ryan tiptoes around Tom Brady case

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was back in Boston on Wednesday, in connection with Boston College’s decision to retire his jersey. He was asked about another Boston quarterback whose jersey will be retired by the local NFL franchise, inevitably. In respo…
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  • Boston College to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

    Boston College to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will find themselves on opposite sides of the field at least twice this season, but they’ll be sharing space in the history of the Boston College football program. Boston College announc…
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  • Dan Quinn prepared to trust his gut on conversion calls

    Dan Quinn prepared to trust his gut on conversion calls

    Falcons coach Dan Quinn is content to let others use their brains. He’s trusting a different body part when it comes to his decisions about going for two-point conversions or fourth downs. “Sometimes, it’s gut,” Quinn said of the call, via D. Orlando Le…
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  • Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in…

    Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in their new home

    There’s been plenty of news lately about the eventually-to-be-opened-Falcons stadium, and not much of it good. The whole cheap-beer-and-hot-dog news was good. The whole $200-million-more-in-change-orders wasn’t good. The $172-million-in-money-for-nothin…
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  • Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLs

    Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLs

    Most people would like to receive money for nothing. Some sports fans still pay plenty of money for literally nothing. It’s called the Personal Seat License: a private tax on the ability to buy season tickets with a catchy name that literally means you …
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  • Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on ta…

    Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on target

    The Falcons gave reproters a tour of their new construction site yesterday, and were confident their new stadium would be complete well before the start of the 2017 season. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons president R…
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  • Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under L…

    Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under Lovie Smith

    The Buccaneers are breaking in a new defense under new coach Dirk Koetter. For the defense to thrive, tackle Gerald McCoy needs to perform at a high level. Vaughn McClure, who covers the Falcons for ESPN.com, suggested on Thursday that “I know [McCoy] h…
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  • Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has room for improvement on his footwork before the fall? Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, for one. Ryan believes that the Falcons offense will be more effective in its second year under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan …
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  • Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this syst…

    Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this system” will help

    Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said early this offseason that he has “no doubt” that the team needs to produce if he is going to remain in his job beyond the 2016 season and nothing in the ensuing months have swayed him from that belief. Durin…
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  • Video - Julio Jones keeps full speed ahead with help from 'Jet Stream' 03:05

    Julio Jones keeps full speed ahead with help from 'Jet Stream'

    Jul 24
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure speaks with former two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Roy "Jet Stream" Green about the advice he's given to Julio Jones to improve his game and what he's learned about Jones as a person.
  • Video - Matt Ryan looking to rebound from last year's misery 01:06

    Matt Ryan looking to rebound from last year's misery

    Jul 15
    As the Atlanta Falcons begin training camp, how Matt Ryan bounces back from last year's poor showing will be one of the storylines to monitor.
  • Video - OBJ tops Riddick's list of top non-QB MVPs 02:03

    OBJ tops Riddick's list of top non-QB MVPs

    Jul 13
    Louis Riddick counts down his top MVPs in the league who don't play at the quarterback position.
  • Video - Is Beckham better than Julio? 02:12

    Is Beckham better than Julio?

    Jul 8
    Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley debate whether Odell Beckham should have gripes only being ranked No. 10 and behind Julio Jones on the NFL Top 100 players list.